Mavis Staples – Anytime 
Mavis Staples - Anytime

Release Date: Out Now

I am so, so excited about this new work from Mavis Staples with the excellent Ben Harper backing up the whole project but while we wait for the whole album there’s another single to keep us going. ‘Anytime’ has the kind of simple yet infectious guitar riff that you’d expect to find on a Motown greatest hits collection but this is brand new stuff people, brand new. As the clicked beat builds in confidence and the lead guitar flourishes join their rhythm partners a real soul starts to ooze out of this one and if you’re not swept up in the energy then you’ve got problems that are beyond my help. The gospel backing vocals support the rasping lead vocal of Staples and the perfect balance is struck. A supreme balance, some might say. Including me.

Live Dates:

23rd April – The Civic, Auckland w/Tami Neilson
2nd May – Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans
31st May – Ogden Music Festival, Ogden
9th June – Nelsonville Music Festival, Nelsonville
23rd June - Olympia Theatre, Dublin
25th June – Nalen, Norrmalm
26th June – Glastonbury Festival, Somerset
27th June – Theater Café, Amsterdam
28th June – Open Air Theatre, Antwerpen
2nd July – The Forum, Bath
4th July – Roundhouse, London
6th July – Theatres Romaines De Fourviere, Lyon
16th July – Red Rocks, Morrison w/Norah Jones
17th July – Belly Up Aspen, Aspen
19th July – Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago
31st July – Convention Hall, Cape May
1st August – Filene Center at Wolf Trap, Vienna w/Lyle Lovett
3rd August – Sweetland Amphitheatre at Boyd Park, Lagrange
6th September – Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia w/Brandi Carlile
21st September – Fresh Grass Festival, North Adams
5th October – Shoals Fest, Florence